UP's mainline is side-by-side with BNSF as they cross the Platte River south of Omaha. The REAL shot is from the river's edge looking north....if you have time to wade out.
UP 844 heads east through the town of Blackwater with Shiloh Limited
With 1/3rd of its trip in the books, UP 844 pulls the Shiloh Limited away from its Boonville service stop amid crowds of onlookers. The entire 17 car train can be seen from this lofty perch. Boonv... (more)
The Shiloh Limited makes quite a scene rolling into the S-Curve east of North Platte.
The Shiloh Limited is meeting one of MANY trains on its way to North Platte for the night.
UP 844 rounds the superelevated curve through Lamine, MO, with 17 cars and the Boy Scouts of America engine, UP 2010. The lengthy excursion is destined for Marion, AR, and the 150th Anniversary re... (more)
The Shiloh Limited is easing out of Cheyenne breaking in new parts at controlled speed before letting the black smoke fly.
The fog that encased North Platte has just parted as the Shiloh Limited speeds east. The bird sitting on the sign seems unimpressed...
The 1944 ALCo veteran storms along the rails of UP's Gila Subdivision as she heads for the next service stop in Gila Bend. 844 is passing MP 860 which is just east of Gila Bend.
The "Shiloh Limited" rolls east out of Kansas City for St. Louis just a little off the advertised.
A glass-surfaced lake creates a spectacular reflection for The Portland Rose, led by Union Pacific's last 4-8-4 in service, #844.
The Portland Rose, is led by #844, Union Pacific's last 4-8-4 steam locomotive in service, and the last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific. Here, she is seen powering the Portland Rose speci... (more)
The Shiloh Limited is shrouded in steam and fog as it blasts off from North Platte, beginning its second day on the road.